Tuesday, July 9, 2013

special delivery

Sometimes, life hands you lemons when you least expect them.

We officially became a one-income family on Monday. Joey is out of a job. Not by choice, but not by accident, either. I won't get into the details, but it was a giant barrel of lemons left on our doorstep. The way I see it, we have two choices right now: we can let them sour our life, or we can choose to make lemonade out of them. Right now, we are trying our hardest to make that lemonade.

I have confidence he'll find something soon. We've been through this before, and we made it through just fine. But we've never had to endure as a one-income household with a child. I think that's the scariest part of this.

For now, if you don't mind, please keep us in your thoughts - and send along any advice on how to make lemonade.

15 comments:

Marianne said...

Positive thoughts coming your way!

JustHeather said...

Sorry for the unexpected situation. I hope Joey finds a job soon.

Becky said...

ending positive thoughts your way!

AnotherDreamer said...

I'm sorry that you're going through this. I really hope he finds something soon- will be thinking of you all.

Courtney said...

Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

someday-soon said...

That sucks! Sending lots of PTs your way...

Rach said...

That sucks, so sorry.

My husband lost his job right before our 2nd scheduled IVF (which we had to cancel.) If we would have done that IVF we probably wouldnt have Avalyn!

Stick to the basic needs, use coupons, call companies (phone, cable, insurance) and try to negotiate down rates, sell stuff on Craigslist. If things get super critical friends & family will be there.

I think the hardest thing was my husbands self esteem took a blow after being let go from a job he had been at for almost 15 years. But he loves his current job! Good luck to your husband!

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry you guys are dealing with this and I wish for a delicious lemonade solution for you coming soon.
Dh has been out of work this whole year and is just now getting his own business off the ground, totally scary but exciting at the same time. He may not have tried if his other options hadn't been so sucky.

Nicole Fennig said...

Have faith that there's a plan. Know that there's a reason for everything, and this happened to make room for something greater in your lives. Sending lots of positive thoughts that the next chapter is fabulous (and starts soon!)

Katie said...

Thank you all so much for the love, support, and encouragement. We greatly appreciate it! <3

Gurlee said...

Oh no. I am so sorry, I have been in your shoes before but hopefully something better will come along. Thinking of you!

It Is What It Is said...

I imagine this is a trying time (my husband has lost his job twice during our marriage).

I truly hope something great is around the corner for him and that the lemonade is sweet.

Amel said...

SO SORRY to hear this. Hope that a new job will be available for him.

Glass Case of Emotion said...

I thought something might be going on from your comments on FB... thinking of you guys. News like this is so tough.

I like that one quote that says sometimes good thing have to fall apart so better things can happen...


Dipitie S said...

Make Limoncello!! Good luck, I know very well the negatives and positives of being jobless.